The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) Armenia is a Newly Established National Body charged with the Responsibility for Setting the Standards for Business & Management Consulting Practice in Armenia.
With the support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development BAS Armenia, the Institute will be responsible for promoting international best practices and sharing knowledge through providing continuous professional development to consultants in Armenia. It is currently working towards obtaining membership of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) enabling it to deliver the prestigious, internationally recognised Certified Management Consultant (CMC) accreditation.
Less than a year ago, IMC (Armenia) founding members, Marina Poghosyan and Samvel Gevorgyan were taking part in a training programme called Core Consultancy Skills and Professional Ethics (CCSPE) delivered by Exponential Training. Now they are about to deliver the first of a series of CCSPE programmes leading to the award of the Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials accredited by the UK-based Institute for Consulting.
“I think a lot of credit needs to go to Tigran Aghabekyan, BAS National Programme Manager
EBRD BAS Armenia. Tigran had the vision and tenacity to make this exciting initiative a reality.”
Michelle Moore, Exponential Training
Tigran started work in this initiative several years ago when he commissioned some research into the needs of the consulting industry. The outcome was the pilot CCSPE programme last year which has now resulted in Exponential also delivering the same programme in Mongolia.
Following a partnership between IMC (Armenia), EBRD BAS and Exponential Training, Marina and Samvel have been approved and trained to deliver the programme locally. The aim is to build the Institute’s membership base and to increase the country’s consulting capability and capacity to support the rapidly expanding needs of the business community. The first group of consultants start their training at the end of March – they will be the first of the one hundred consultants that will undertake the training by February 2013.
It is essential that training programmes lead to a sustainable, long term impact. I believe this is the case here and I am immensely proud that Exponential Training has played a part in helping to make Tigran’s vision a reality. I wish Tigran, Marina, Samvel and the IMC (Armenia) members every success as they go from strength to strength.